TIPS TO FIND THE RIGHT JOB FAST
By Fernando Ratkoczy - Executive
Career Management Consultant
In these economic times finding a job is
complex enough, but even now we want to find the right job and as soon
as possible. Job search is a process, a job in itself that well
managed can be productive and relatively fast.
The first thing to remember is that the
best jobs out there might not be advertise on typical job boards we
are use to see. Think about this; If you are a company and have an
open position which has great working hours, salary and benefits, and
if the individual in charge to fill this position has other people
working for him/her and knows personally some other professionals that
can pass the word of this great opportunity, the question is; how long
and how many interested parties will appear under the rocks in a
record time? Let me tell you, not too long.
We define this process as Networking,
you have to exist in the recent memory of others so they will think of
you the moment they hear anything. Itís a fact that anywhere from
(depends where you get your numbers) 60% to 80% of individuals acquire
the best jobs through some kind of Networking.
Regardless of your level and experience
in the food chain you can benefit from being present or practicing
Networking. A common mistake is to think that to be able to network
well you need to know the right people at the right companies, of
course that wonít hurt either.
Letí me say that if you know the
President of leading companies and they owe you their lives, you would
not be reading this. But most of us donít have that set up. Most of us
are like you. We have some friends, family and some co-workers
Where you make connections and with
whom? Easy! Anywhere and everybody! Let me illustrate this point by
giving you a real life example:
I had a client, John, who recently had
been laydoff from his company after 11 years. My first advise was;
donít take it personally, keep positive, healthy and look forward.
One the things he started doing to keep healthy was jogging every
morning around his neighborhood. After a while he wandered off around
other neighborhoods. One morning in one of his runs he saw a gardener
having some difficulty picking up a big bag of mulch. He approached
and helped him. They struck a short conversation. Since you donít find
to many people to talk to at 10AM, he went on relating his recent
layoff and that he worked with computers. The gardener listened and
responded that the owner of that house he was working for owned some
kind of computer related company. Of course John acted interested in
knowing more. The Gardener proceeded to explain that it was a great
guy and that he knew him for many years and suggested to John that he
should talk to him. John quickly wrote the info down and the gardener
promised to mention him to his employer later that day.
Well guess what? John called and as they
say in the movies that was the beginning of a long working
relationship. Bottom line you never know where or with whom it will
come from. All you need to do is relate and develop relationships.
Remember; everyone knows somebody and/or something you donít.
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